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Wowza Appoints Streaming Industry Veteran Chris Drake as New Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Drake will lead Wowza’s global direct and channel sales efforts at a critical time for the company as they continue to extend their platform’s video-on-demand (VOD) capabilities.

Drake brings his intimate understanding of content distributors, including media publishers and broadcasters, to bear as Wowza makes a massive push to enhance and promote their VOD capabilities. These new features include a more accessible pricing model, ad-insertion, and more for current and new customers looking to grow and monetize their audiences.

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Wowza Named One of the U.S. Best Places to Work for Midsize Companies

Wowza has become one of Denver’s hottest tech companies, having achieved more than 50% compounded cloud annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth over the past two years, and now it’s one of the hottest tech companies to work for. A recent announcement from Built In named Wowza one of the best places to work for midsize companies nationwide and one of the best places to work in Colorado.

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Wowza Expands Leadership Team to Support Growth

Capitalizing on the sustained adoption of its pioneering deployable Engine technology as well as more than 50% compounded cloud annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth over the past two years, Wowza’s most recent growth investment is marked by the addition of Michael Phillippi as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Mark Lockwood as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Matt Thompson as Vice President of Marketing and follows Wowza’s hiring of Erin Sawyer as Chief Financial Officer in early 2022.

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Clearhaven’s Wowza Acquires Flowplayer

Wowza, a portfolio company of private equity firm Clearhaven Partners (Clearhaven), has acquired Flowplayer, a Sweden-based video player specialist.

The acquisition comes amid a period of significant growth and product development for Wowza.

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